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Next Door Cafe

A laptop-friendly space in Chicago · More in Chicago

Next Door is a community collective, cafe and space sponsored by All State but you won't get hit up with sales pitches for swinging by. The cafe is open to all and WiFi is reliable. You can create an account on their website to reserve rooms ahead of time for meetings, co-working and group events—all for free.

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Type of Space


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Avg. WiFi Speed 36 Mb/s Details
Last Reported WiFi Login NextDoor |
Background Noise Moderate
Power No
Alcohol -
Group Seating
Outdoor Seating -
Types of Seating Small tables, larger tables, standing bar / counter, lounge chairs / couches
Accessible Outlets Plenty
Community Tags Faster WiFi
Coffee Options full espresso bar with rotating, artisinal roasts
Food Options snacks
First Added April 2015
Last Updated May 2018

People are saying  

  • Jerliyah

    You can reserve certain areas and mini-rooms (3 on the back wall that include a desk, 2 chairs, and monitor – it’s very small so it would be best for private space, a 2-person meeting, or virtual meetings)

  • Get some food it good

  • I’m told that this place re-arranges its furniture regularly, and what I’m seeing today looks different than photos above.
    Also, I couldn’t get my work VPN to connect here. The network was also blocking outbound pings (a nerdy way of testing internet connections), so this is more locked down than your typical coffee shop or Starbucks that is set up for distance workers. That issue will make me second guess this one.

    • chris.ridgeway

      Update: I’ve worked here again and successfully connected VPN.

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